lilo installation

Vaidyanath Natraj vaidyanath.natraj at
Mon Mar 18 23:36:00 PST 2002

 i think ur root is given as /dev/hda5 in the lilo.conf file whereas u seem
to want it to be /dev/hdb5. Also ur boot shd be /dev/hdb & not /dev/hda
hope it helps . iam also a linux newbie
----- Original Message -----
From: "Benjamin Schindler" <config at>
To: <lfs-support at>
Sent: Tuesday, March 19, 2002 1:36 AM
Subject: lilo installation

> Hey, I am running into problems... I want to install lilo into the mbr.
> I install it on the slave drive so that i can put it into another
> Computer. I typed:
> /mnt/LFS/sbin/lilo -C /mnt/LFS/etc/lilo.conf -b /dev/hdb
> I got the following messages
> WARNING: LBA32 Adressing mode assumed
> WARNING: COMPACT may conflict with LBA32 on some systems
> WARNING: /dev/hdb is not on the first disk (I know that I can ignore
> this one: I want it to be installed on hdb)
> FATAL: First boot sector is 21.7 Expecting version 22.1 (weird.... i
> never used Linux on this harddisk. Why does it know of the presence of
> lilo 22.1....)
> And here is my lilo.conf (from LFS: I created it by hand. It might have
> many errors. I tried hard to get it right :):
> boot = /dev/hda
> delay = 40
> compact
> vga = normal
> image = /boot/lfskernel
>         label = lfs
>         root = /dev/hda5
>         read-only    (is this really needed. I don't understand why it
> is beeing used...)
> other = /dev/fd0
>         label = floppy
> Is this allright or what could I do?
> I have some further questions....
> -The lfs partition is /dev/hdb5, not hdb1... no problem?
> -The Computer this HD (3Gb) is going to run on will have 64mb ram. How
> large should the swap partition be? (A silly question, but the documents
> i looked at were either not very helpful or quite outdated...)
> Thank you a lot
> Benjamin
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